Re: Why can't the Federation use cloaking technology?
Honestly that's kinda my take on it as well. The Federation tends to focus on superior sensors, but they also utilize stealth tech that doesn't make a ship invisible and that seems to pass muster as well when the Treaty is mentioned.
"You fool! You've fallen victim to one of the classic blunders! The most famous of which is "Never get involved in a land war in Asia", but only slightly less well known is this - "Never go in against a Sicilian, when death is on the line!"